How to Remove “StringFormat.exe”

what is StringFormat.exe? 

StringFormat.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Microsoft Corporation. This process is known as StringFormat.exe and it belongs to Microsoft Visual Studio. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and is named after StringFormat.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with StringFormat.exe malware?

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with StringFormat.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly


If you find any of  the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:

1) Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

2) Go to the process tab and right-click on the StringFormat.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove StringFormat.exe  malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incorporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove StringFormat.exe malware using CCE, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.
Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.
Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.
Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.
Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove StringFormat.exe  malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 08 October 2008 at 9:17 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
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Malware Behavior
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48997028a8d2a5d2
667ed8fd
8f7b76885ffb4d84
ca95bd69c2d2d352
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Brazil N/A
2 N/A Executable 1b8dadf33b99115f
c70c448adbbd034c
a330409d
ee18ff19fd7116d5
d0c933361c46b4a9
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Brazil N/A
3 N/A Executable d168c1e8e9d900c1
1e9f13ef9f34886c
e6180205
d4449eaf9d551b72
9140ad7c9d75b905
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Brazil N/A
4 N/A Executable 62ae8b3419a4232c
044bb26cc102b790
cb97eaa9
N/A Virus.Win32.
Virut.q
No N/A N/A India N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 15 August 2008 at 7:04 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 98cbe729c0b9da22
2cd40889f489df34
d0c507f4
91d9de3d099212f1
9bad5d31c2fb6b08
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable c87da88d8bc95eb6
abecc43b194dc0e4
9a272d09
N/A No 1.0.787.21
051
1.0.787.21
051
United Kingdom
3 N/A Executable 98cbe729c0b9da22
2cd40889f489df34
d0c507f4
91d9de3d099212f1
9bad5d31c2fb6b08
No N/A N/A United States
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